Exe Valley Mission Community
Stoodleigh Church, Devon

Stoodleigh News:

Here you can find news from Stoodleigh church and community.

Harvest supper and skittles at the beginning of October was a great success with £270 being raised for the Devon Air Ambulance.   Michael Brice won the "killer" skittles and donated his winnings to the DAA which was very much appreciated.

The Flower and Music Festival in June was a great success with over £760 being raised for repairs to the tower and heating system.   The Sunday evening Songs of Praise was very well attended and as well as fifteen hymns there was a selection of poems read to rest the singing.  The following Friday evening there was a splendid concert given by the Barle Singers under the baton of Steven Pugsley with Jennifer Rowlandson at the keyboard.   The varied selection of songs from Vivian Ellis, Noel Coward and Gilbert and Sullivan was most enjoyable and provided a cheerful ending to the Festival.  The team of Stoodleigh flower arrangers led by Betty Wotton and Phyllis Hill really exceeded themselves for this festival and the church was a riot of colours and scents.  Many thanks to all who took part in making the week such a success.

The annual Dog Show in August was a great success with owners and handlers entering into the spirit of the event, trotting with their dogs into as many classes and competitions as possible. Visitors enjoyed a happy, community event with cream teas, cakes, pimm's and beer, competitions and a raffle. Funds were being raised for St Margaret's Church and Stoodleigh Parish Hall towards much needed maintenance, repairs and improvements. Thanks to everyone's support and generosity £1125 will be shared between the two funds. A report with photos is on the parish website: https://parish.middevon.gov.uk/stoodleigh

At the end of August, the Ploughmans Lunch at Parkhouse Water was a great success raising £411 towards the funds for urgent repairs and renovations to the church tower.   The cost of this is in the region of £26,000 and work starts on 16th September.   Currently, thanks to the generosity of so many people who supported the Flower and Music Festival, the Dog Show and the Ploughmans Lunch, the village has raised £1,500.  In addition a further £6,000 has already been raised from outside Trusts and £5,000 from the Devon Historic Churches Trust.   The Friends of St Margaret's fund is also make a contribution of £5,000.  Other Trusts are being approached to help cover the shortfall of some £8,000.

Today Magazine Deadline Dates 2020-21

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Coming up in the Exe Valley

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Let Us Pray - November Prayer Diary

Here is the monthly prayer diary for the Exe Valley for the month of November. Do join in with us in praying as often as you can and get in contact if...

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Street Pastors

It was great to have the Street Pastors with us as we met as a Mission Community at Cruwys Morchard at the end of June. We were able to give them &pou...

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Is this you?

Do you love Jesus? Do you believe in the Mission Community? Do you know and understand rural communities? Do you want to see ...

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CHAT urgent appeal

A message from CHAT: Food is flying off our shelves at present and we desperately need to re-stock, despite regular generous donations and a great ...

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Visits

It has been great to see so many people over the past few months. Thank you for those who have made appointments to come and see me or have arrange...

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Today Magazine Deadline Dates 2019-2020

After discussions with Steph and Steve in the Office, we have decided to alter the times of the Deadline Dates. Due to the complexities of preparin...

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Tweaking the Cluster

Throughout last year we have been meeting in our 'Clusters' to share Holy Communion together. In order to be fair we have varied the locati...

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Keep it under your hat - Holiday Club 2018 Feedback

This year’s Holiday Club was held at Calverleigh Hall. Around 50 children attended during the week. A big thank you to all who helped...

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